Follow The Yellow Brick Road—Summer Fashion


Photos by Nick Chao (click on images to visit gallery).

Dorothy takes a sharp turn on her adventure. She discovers a peculiar path that promises to take her to a beautiful city. On this yellow brick road, she dons an emerald green vintage frock, inspired by Pantone's color of the year. Red shoes (of course), and Blank Verse baubles complete her travel attire. Meanwhile, she has some fashion competition with the Wicked Witch, who's bedecked in an original black, textured, one-of-a-kind gown created by Santa Cruz fashion designer Sally Esposito. The Wicked Witch adds to her look with green nails, and a stunning necklace by Blank Verse.

On your own travels this summer, go bold with color and try wearing emerald green—it's a winning color with endless opportunities to accessorize. Try red heels instead of the traditional black, and throw on a romatic cuff like the one here from Blank Verse. Add a daring necklace and you'll make quite an entrance at that bachelorette party or out having drinks in the city. If you're feeling creative and a little moody, this black, long gown by Sally Esposito is a perfect choice for an alternative wedding dress, or a black tie event.

Coco (Dorothy): Necklace, $185, Blank Verse Jewelry / Ring, Personal Collection / Old Movies Bracelet (similar), $225, Blank Verse Jewelry / Shoes, Stylist's Own / Dress, $69, Vintage, Stylist's Own / Anna (The Wicked Witch): Dress, $795, Sally Esposito Designs on Etsy / Necklace, $225, Blank Verse Jewelry / Bracelet, Personal Collection / Ring, Model's Own from Stripe.

Photographer: Nick Chao / Producer, Creative Director: Christa Martin / Fashion Stylist: Missy Schnaps / Hair Stylist: Ginger Vaughn / Makeup Artist: Anna Wu / Wardrobe Supervisor: Sally Esposito / Production Manager: Gina Peters / Host: Laamie Young / Filmmaker and Assistant: Deva Blaisdell-Anderson / Models: Coco Barrett-Tormey, Anna Wu. Set designers: Nick Chao and Deva Blaisdell-Anderson.